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Posted 8/15/17 , edited 8/15/17

saksiss wrote:
Thanks for the recommendation, although I most likely wouldn't read it to be honest. Really only read travel books and manga. :P

That's fine. It's not for everyone. It has a good moral to it though and that is: 'we are what we pretend to be.'
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Posted 8/15/17 , edited 8/15/17

DrunkKanti wrote:


saksiss wrote:
Thanks for the recommendation, although I most likely wouldn't read it to be honest. Really only read travel books and manga. :P

That's fine. It's not for everyone. It has a good moral to it though and that is: 'we are what we pretend to be.'


Sounds captivating
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You activated his trap card. GG
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Arguments are fun. The epic battle between opposing ideas. Whether the battlefield is relatively new (gay marriage) or millenia old (whether or not God exists), it is a joy in and of itself to learn new ideas and points of view even if you absolutely abhor the existence of those ideas.

In any case, the stopping point is vaguely when you have the urge to use curse words. You can convince people with arguments, even over the internet (some of my opinions at least were changed because of some conversations), but it's hard enough that at some point, you have to calm down and move on. At the same time though, it is not necessarily pointless. Even if you can't fully convince them right then and there, you may plant a seed of doubt that will cause them to change their minds after it is watered by more life experience.
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Posted 8/15/17 , edited 8/15/17

jkphantom wrote:

People are free to have opinions on the internet sure, but what if it's an opinion that is just flawed

I agree that the first part is a problem, but..


and politically incorrect?

Who cares if the opinion is offensive? That does not necessarily make it unfactual.


What about you guys? What do you do in a situation like this?

Personally, I have no desire to try and change anyone's mind on a subject matter. My typical response pattern is to state my opinion (occasionally accompanied by a devil's advocate stance), and to point out flaws and inconsistencies of what others are saying. I typically target fallacious reasoning over things that are just plain wrong.


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No, I typically win my arguments.

LMAO
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Life can be stressful enough. I try not to get caught up in internet arguments. With that said I do like having a discussion with mixed opinions.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


riverjustice wrote:

No, I typically win my arguments.

LMAO


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riverjustice wrote:

No, I typically win my arguments. So it's hard to relate.


Except when you argue against yourself and lose.
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riverjustice wrote:

No, I typically win my arguments. So it's hard to relate.


Except when you argue against yourself and lose.


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Internet arguments are like karaoke: low-level renditions of stuff someone else came up with. Almost none of them contain original thinking.
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MadBovine wrote:

I like Neil deGrasse Tyson's stance on arguments.... if they last over 5 minutes then both sides are wrong.


Oh God that man is terrible.
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saksiss wrote:

I love internet arguments, an example of something I like to do on a regular basis is go onto Facebook news pages and find stories that have sensitive and just comment things to enrage everybody. The recent nuke escalation, race rally and womens rights among other things are a gold mine for pissing people off. Really get them foaming at the mouth. : D


That isn't arguing, it is trolling.
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Posted 8/15/17 , edited 8/16/17

Sparrowcc wrote:


saksiss wrote:

I love internet arguments, an example of something I like to do on a regular basis is go onto Facebook news pages and find stories that have sensitive and just comment things to enrage everybody. The recent nuke escalation, race rally and womens rights among other things are a gold mine for pissing people off. Really get them foaming at the mouth. : D


That isn't arguing, it is trolling.


To a point yes, but then you get two people arguing against eachother while you take a step back and let them go at it. You know then that your job is done.
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